The team at SUCCESS is putting the finishing touches on an amazing John R. Wooden documentary event coming to TheWoodenEffect.com on Friday, October 14 in honor of Coach Wooden’s birthday.
The documentary short entitled Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden celebrates the lessons and life philosophy of the legendary UCLA basketball coach. Wooden’s legacy reaches so far that he is considered by many to be the 20th century’s most revered teacher and master mentor. You’ll see seldom-before-seen Wooden footage and interviews with some of the most successful coaches, athletes and thought leaders who were all influenced by Coach Wooden’s teachings and philosophies for a successful life. The documentary, produced by SUCCESS’s online learning division SUCCESS Academy, will be available and streaming online exclusively on TheWoodenEffect.com.
‘Be humble. Be grateful.’
Emmy award winning actor Beau Bridges, who played ball for Wooden at UCLA, is one of dozens of people interviewed for this documentary and upcoming e-learning course. In this interview, Bridges shares the impact that Coach had on him.
“I had two great mentors in life, my father and Coach Wooden,” Bridges says. “Be humble. Be grateful. That’s who he was.”
But it wasn’t until years later that Bridges understood just how big an impact Wooden and his iconic Pyramid of Success had on his life.
“I don’t think I understood the profoundness of it until I got a bit older and finished playing basketball. Yeah, it’s about basketball, but it’s about life,” Bridges says.
‘Once I learn something, I have it down pretty good.’
You’ll also hear from John Wooden himself as he shares his humble philosophy for life and winning.
“I’ve had people ask how come it took you 15 years to win your first NCAA championship,” Wooden says to a reporter. “I said, I’m a slow learner, but once I learn something, I have it down pretty good.”
Our talented e-learning division SUCCESS Academy will present the documentary short here exclusively on TheWoodenEffect.com.
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